114w ago - Sony VP of Product Marketing Scott Steinberg has shared a video below in celebration of PlayStation Nation's Long Live Play with fans today.
To quote: Hello PlayStation Nation, Early last month, with some ambiguity, we announced that we were looking for a few good gamers to assist us with a special assignment related to our freshly launched Long Live Play campaign.
Long Live Play honors gamers from all walks of life and recognizes you for making PlayStation who we are today.
We asked members of the PlayStation Nation to email us with pictures of themselves holding their PS3 controller and in 30 words-or-less, describe how they epitomize the ultimate PlayStation gamer. I know that PlayStation gamers are some of the most impassioned fans in the world, but I was blown away by the thousands of responses that flooded my email.
After weeks of anticipation, I can finally reveal the complete ambition behind Long Live Play. I'm delighted to announce that we've painstakingly reviewed each submission and selected a dozen or so die-hard gamers to represent the PlayStation Nation in a brand new Long Live Play campaign that will air on national TV starting October 5th....
114w ago - PlayStation Store Director Grace Chen is here with this weeks US PSN updates today, as follows:
It's a special day for movie lovers as the Video Unlimited preview app is now available to everyone! Check out this new and improved way to browse, watch, and discover movies and TV shows on the network. Download the preview app and you'll also snag an awesome theme as well!
On the gaming side of things, as announced yesterday, Only On PSN will be bringing 8 exclusive titles throughout the month of October. Rochard is already available, but this week brings Eufloria, an ethereal journey into an ambient universe where you control the destiny of an intergalactic garden.
Relax with the Chilled mode, or give Dark Matter mode a try to go more on the offensive. It's a strategy game like none other, and it's Only On PSN. As with all titles of Only On PSN, Eufloria is 20% off for PlayStation Plus subscribers for its first week in the Store.
Call of Duty fans, time to gear up. Call of Duty ELITE is almost here and to get ready, you can pre-order your access today and get an exclusive theme for your PS3. ELITE includes access to the premium features as well as all Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 downloadable content. You'll also receive 'Founder' status on your membership to cement your...
114w ago - PlayStation Network Executive Producer Kevin Furuichi has made available a video today from October's Qore, which features Batman: Arkham City, Battlefield 3, Tim Schafer and PlayStation Move.
To quote: This month's Qore covers two ginormous titles along with a profile of Double Fine's creative genius Tim Schafer.
Soaring into the depths of Gotham's shadows, Qore's Episode 41 takes us into the world of Batman: Arkham City. Qore's high definition preview covers the story, environments, improved fighting mechanics plus all the familiar bat-villains.
With fighter jets, awesome vehicles, and authentic weapons, Qore jumps into Battlefield 3 with Dice Executive Producer, Patrick Bach, to preview both the 32 player combat and immersive single player game play.
Veronica Belmont also catches up with industry leader Tim Schafer for a trip down memory lane, as he remembers his early days at LucasArts , working with Jack Black, and his more recent work on innovative games such as Stacking.
October is also a big month for PlayStation Move. With many new titles set to launch, Veronica gets into the groove of Everybody Dance, Little Big Planet Move edition, Eyepet & Friends, and Carnival Island. Enjoy October's Qore!
114w ago - Today 2K Games Community Manager Ronnie Singh has shared details of NBA 2K12 for PS3, which introduces On The Move - exclusively for Sony's PlayStation Move below!
To quote: NBA 2K11 was an enormous success for us as we brought Michael Jordan back to the virtual hardwood for the first time in years. That was followed by extremely remarkable reviews, many calling NBA 2K11 "the greatest sports game of this generation".
People asked how we could possibly come close to matching last year's success. It started with unprecedented success at E3 where we picked up multiple Best of E3 Nominees/Awards and even had NBA superstar Kobe Bryant show off NBA 2K12 using the Move at the PlayStation Press Conference.
Many have said we've achieved the impossible, somehow surpassing 2K1. And with launch Tuesday, the hype is at a fever pitch. This game is better than ever, and this past Friday's IGN score of 9.5, saying "NBA 2K12 has dethroned its predecessor as the BEST basketball game of all time."
How have we accomplished this? In addition to our innovative gameplay controls and unrivalled realistic NBA action, this year, we decided to above and beyond last year, not saving any punches. Yes, Michael Jordan is back but this year he...
114w ago - Sony Senior Social Media Specialist Sid Shuman has revealed some of the darkest demons in Dark Souls, which will officially be hitting the PlayStation 3 entertainment system today!
To quote: "All the monsters I design, from Demon's Souls to Dark Souls, are beautiful to me no matter how gruesome their appearance."
Dark Souls Director Hidetaka Miyazaki shared this bit of insight with me earlier this year in an interview and the quote has bounced through my brain for more than six months.
Since then, I've been wanting to get a closer look at the game's stunning creature designs, all of which are plucked from the further reaches of Miyazaki's fevered imagination.
Luckily, today's the day. For the viewing pleasure of readers, From Software and Namco Bandai have collected a host of rare concept artwork accompanied by design notes from Miyazaki himself. Miyazaki also wanted to pass along a greeting just for readers:
"I am hoping all of you experience meaningful deaths many times in the game. I know that the game is challenging, but I want you to keep trying to overcome any difficulty you face in the game. And please feel a great sense of achievement when overcoming a difficulty!"
Read on for the full gallery. If you do pick up Dark Souls, keep...